Audit & Corporate Finance

Audit – This aspect of the role will include planning, fieldwork and completion of external audit in a variety of sectors, managing and developing junior staff and supporting the Audit Partner and Director with their portfolio. We are looking for someone with the below skills and experience: 

  • Recent audit experience in a similar level role
  • Good up to date technical knowledge of ISA’s, FRS102, but also IFRS
  • Good IT skills
  • CCH experience (preferably)
  • Client focused
  • Strong communication
  • Commercially aware
  • Team focused
  • Can manage deadlines
  • Can forward plan

We expect audit to take up approx. 70% of the role, although as detailed below this will need to be fairly fluid whilst you build on CF experience. 

Corporate Finance – Cottons has a growing CF department with a huge amount of potential for our CF team. We are looking to bring in someone with an audit background to develop them in this area. The role will be supporting the CF Manager and Partner, working with the other members of the team and will be gaining experience and exposure to:

  • The role will encompass a mix of buy-side and sell-side work, advising a variety of client types and include the following:
  • Business valuations
  • Strategic planning 
  • Evaluating and executing M&A and other investment opportunities for clients
  • Advising and preparing a business for sale
  • Deal structuring and other transaction related matters.
  • Scope, prepare and review reports, information memorandum, and documents
  • Prepare and review financial models
  • Identify and recognise new projects and business opportunities
  • Support in the conversion of opportunities into chargeable work, including pitch participation
  • Produce financial due diligence reports for finance providers and medium-sized SMEs
  • Review and analysis of accounting information to understand underlying performance 

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